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by Octavia E. Butler

eBook Mind of My Mind ePub
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Language: English
ISBN: 0380409720
ISBN13: 978-0380409723
Publisher: Avon; 1st edition (August 1978)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 693
Formats: doc mbr lit rtf
ePub file: 1419 kb
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The Patternist Series. Em, I can’t tell you all of it. If I do, in a few years she’ll read it in your mind. What difference would that make?

The Patternist Series. For Octavia, . Harlan and Sid. Contents. What difference would that make? Why shouldn’t she know what she is?

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. I've read every one of her books since and just came back to the first one I read and was totally knocked out again.

It had been very important once-that she protect her parents from what she had become. She wondered if it was still important. If she still cared what she said, even to them. Abruptly she was tired. Tired of the man's fury pounding at her mind and her ears. Tired of her own pointless anger. She turned and walked away. Kenneth caught her shoulder and spun her around so quickly that she had no time to think

Mind of My Mind - Octavia E. Butler. What difference would that make?

Mind of My Mind - Octavia E. The Patternist Series. What difference would that make? Why shouldn’t she know what she is?

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Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human. Sci-fi & Fantasy Sagas Fiction.

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Mind of My Mind (1977) is a science fiction novel by American writer Octavia E. Mind of My Mind is the sequel to Butler's novel Patternmaster, and is the second novel in the Patternist series. This second novel in the series recounts the story of how the Patternist society originated. The novel is set in Forsyth, California, a city near Los Angeles, in the 1970s. The leader of the telepathic humans that later became known as the Patternists, was a man originally from Africa named Doro

For 4,000 years, an immortal has spread the seeds of a master race, using the downtrodden as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found a way to awaken--and rule--her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle as she challenges her creator for her right to free her people.
Just like Wild Seed (book #1 in the Patternmaster series) this is a compelling read that is very hard to put down. Butler's prose and story hooked me from the first page and kept me hooked until the grand finale. It is not, however, a comfortable or comforting read. This is a story that tweaks and scratches and rips into you with questions about slavery, dependence, love, loyalty, the value of human emotions and human life. The main antagonists: Mary and Doro are both powerful but also frightening entities, capable of great evil and selfishness, as well as acts of mercy (if not kindness). And their actions affect not only themselves, but the people and the society around them.

Butler packs a lot of thoughts and questions about society and human existence into a book that, on the surface, deals with what our world might be like if there were humans who could control and read other people's emotions, thoughts, and memories.

A fantastic read, from one of science fiction's best authors.
After being assigned Wild Seed for a class, I decided to continue with the series to see what happened.

This story takes place over 200 years later and follows one of the descendants of Anyawu, named Mary, who has the ability to gather telepaths into a larger pattern and organize them into a grand society unlike never before. Despite this being Doro's wish, he finds that Mary is power hungry and he tries to control her which ends in a battle between two greater forces.


While I was riveted in the beginning, I felt that the story slowed down with the politics of the increasing pattern size. I didn't really care too much about the logistics of setting up schools, or training new people. I understood why this was important information for the story, it just felt kind of slow. Also, in comparison to Wild Seed where every character felt complicated and nuanced, I felt that most of the characters in Mind of My Mind felt flat and underdeveloped due to the emphasis on Mary's development.

I think that with this book Butler showed the eventual triumph of women over men's control, showing that it's possible to be a strong emergent woman who has a family unit without being constrained by the influence of a man, as opposed to the ending of Wild Seed which suggested otherwise. Anyawu's decision to die at the end of the book represented to me the shift of women and the birth of a new kind of femininity.

Interesting read, and I am going to continue with the series. I'm interested to see where it goes.
I asked my friends to recommend someone new and I got "Octavia Butler" at the top of the list.

I can see why in this example of her writing. A very cool Gestalt psi story along the lines of Theodore Sturgeon's More than Human (a personal favorite of my childhood - I think I got a review on it floating around on Goodreads).

The story is coming-of-age of an immortal trying to breed his equals. Problem is "daddy" is a tyrant and his children have been socialized to think his actions are normal. Now they ready to grow up and daddy isn't ready to let go.
I was mesmerized by this book. The author makes everything fit and flow into something believable. In this story we meet Doro, the 4000 year old founder and father of both active and latent psychics. He has experimented with the lower tenants of the human race, breeding them so that he can build his empire (but we find out that ambition is made out of something small and builds with need). We also meet the heroine, Mary (Doro's host duaghter), a girl raised up in the ghetto stealing and using her insignificant power to gain unfair privileges. Doro has the ability to mentally and permanently evacuate a person from his or her mind and use the body as his own for as long he wants. Once he is done using it, it becomes a shell until he comes back to it when it suits him. He controls the entire community of psychics; he is feared, loved, and respected. What we find out about Doro is that he is seen as the bringer of life and death in the story. He seems like the impersonal father who does not understand the concept of love, yet you would think otherwise. But towards the end his reason for wanting to build an empire of perfect psychics is very simple (read the story to find out). However, Doro's status changes when he forces Mary to marry Karl (Doro's son) and she transitions into a powerful psychic who is able to control a mass of psychics by creating a pattern (something Doro is incapable of doing because of his death before psychic activation). She creates a pattern that helped her trap 5 of the most strongest psychics in L.A. She goes head to head with Doro (psuedo-father)and everything changes for them.

The reason why I gave this book a 4 is because Octavia uses the same outline she used in another book and I was a full star upset about that.... other than, no one should miss out on the story-telling of OEB!

I also tried to relate this story to our current situation in today's political arena and the struggle for power. And she did a great job in showing it in this book. A selfish ruler caught up in his need, rather than those of his people has his place usurped by the one person you can actually say he loved. The good ruler, thought of her people first and in return they gave her the sustenance she needed and this gave her impenetrable power. Doro was defeated.
7/21/15 I’ve read this three times I think. Doro is a monster, and I prefer Wild Seed, because it has Anyanwu/ Emma – who has a conscience-- to offset Doro. This has Emma only incidentally. It introduces another monster Doro has created: Mary. Both Doro and Mary have a similar dream: to have group of telepaths who can live together. Doro’s dream is seven telepaths. Mary links 1,500 adults and 800 children into a Pattern of telepaths.

I read this on Kindle, because I either don’t have or couldn’t find my copy of the book. I have just bought a t- shirt with the 1977 cover from Out of Print.
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